Company: The WKCIC Group (formed by the merger of Westminster Kingsway and City and Islington Colleges)
Closing Date: Friday 2nd December 2016 (midnight)
Interview Date: Monday 12th December 2016
To Apply: http://www.candi.ac.uk/work-for-us/vacancies/vacancies
City and Islington and Westminster Kingsway Colleges merged on the 1st August 2016 to form The WKCIC Group. The names and brands of the Colleges will be retained which will allow them to continue to build on their very strong reputations. Both Colleges are already highly successful: City and Islington has nationally renowned specialisms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths; and Westminster Kingsway in Hospitality and Catering, as well as having the largest apprenticeship programme of any College in London.
About the role:
The WKCIC Group is seeking to recruit a Governance Officer to support the Director of Governance in providing outstanding administrative and advisory support to a high performing governing body. You will be expected to assist with taking the minutes of the full governing body and its associated committees, and plan and prepare the agendas, in line with an agreed schedule of business, and the College’s strategic priorities.
You will assist the Director of Governance in ensuring the Governing body is compliant with the College’s Instruments and Articles of Government and that all associated administration is carried out efficiently and to a high level of accuracy. As you become familiar with existing systems and procedures, this role will require you to assume the confidence to take control and ownership of the administration associated with the Governing Body and make improvements where appropriate. This role will require attendance at meetings which take place in the evening. Flexible working practice will be considered.
This is an exciting role for someone who would like to develop a role either as a company secretary or as a professional clerk within education. With an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification, you will most likely have experience of working in education or within a legal and/or compliance environment. You will have excellent writing skills and be able to prepare reports and minutes to a high quality, in line with agreed protocols. Organisational skills and the ability to plan ahead are essential to this role. You must also be able to deal with senior staff and governors in a professional manner, whilst ensuring that actions, agreed by the governing body, are carried out in a timely manner. Whilst the successful applicant does not necessarily need to have an in depth knowledge of the further education regulatory framework or previous experience of clerking, he or she must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working within a complex and demanding environment.